National Girl Child Day was celebrated in Hailakandi district of Assam in a befitting manner on Friday.
The day was observed with various programmes to increase the awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child in the society.
Inequality about girl child is a vast problem which includes many areas like inequality in education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, protection, honour, child marriage and so many.
Many programmes were organised coinciding with the occasion including awareness campaign on save girl child, child sex ratios and creating a healthy and safe environment for a girl child.
Rallies and processions were also taken out to raise awareness on the girl child.
An awareness programme was organised at the Residential Special Training Centre by the District Child Protection Society and Childline.
The Mahila Shakti Kendras (MSKs) under Katlicherra, Lala, Algapur, Hailakandi and South Hailakandi ICDS projects took the pledge to stop gender biased sex selection and gender discrimination and reaffirmed their commitment to protect the rights of every girl child. The MSKs also took the pledge to work together towards improving the declining trend of child sex ratio.